Privacy Policy

Innovate Durham is managed by Teesside University. Teesside University is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals visiting this website. The university is registered as a Data Controller under Data Protection Act 1998.

What information do we collect?

You do not need to provide any personal information to simply browse the content of the Innovate Durham web pages. As with most web servers, the web server hosting uses cookies to automatically collect information about site visits to assist with the system administration of the website.

We only collect personal information (e.g. name, e-mail address) where you knowingly supply the information through completion of an on-line form.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are small files that websites save to your computer. They’re here to make the site work better for you, and to help Innovate Durham understand how people use the website. Below are a full list of cookies that the website uses;

Google Analytics

__utma – This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site. Expires in 2 years.

__utmb, __utmc – These cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site. __utmb expires in 30 minutes, __utmc expires when you close the browser.

__utmz – This cookie records information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link). Expires in 6 months.

__utmmobile – This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site. – Expires in 2 years.

Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are published on the Google website. Google also publishes a browser add-on to allow you to choose that information about your website visit is not sent to Google Analytics, click here to download.

What we do with the information we collect?

If you use the online ‘contact us’ form, your personal information will be used to respond to your enquiry.

By submitting your contact details, you are indicating your consent to receiving marketing communications from us.

If you have not opted out, we will hold your details on our corporate client relationship management system so we can keep you up to date with details, new developments in Teesside University business related services and courses. We will contact you with news and details of upcoming future events, services, news items relevant to Innovate Durham and business events, courses and services the university and its partners may have to offer. Your information is held securely in accordance with the requirements and safeguards of the Data Protection Act 1998.  It will only be used for the purposes stated above and will only be shared with third parties who have contributed to funding your service.

You can change your marketing preference at any time. If you would like to unsubscribe from e-mail communications, please contact or telephone 01642 384400.

We will only disclose your personal information to third parties in ways permitted by this statement or when required by law.

If you require further information including your rights to check, amend, access or request deletion of the information we hold on you, please contact Legal Services Department, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BA or e-mail

Copyright Policy

All pages, documents, images and graphics or other materials within the  domain are copyright Teesside University (unless otherwise stated) under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof.

The University owns the copyright in Innovate Durham logotypes and all other promotional logos. Unauthorised use of these by others is prohibited.

The express permission of the University must be obtained to reproduce materials other than for the purposes permitted by law.

You can:

  • use text for personal or educational use, or private research.

You cannot:

  • use these pages for any commercial purpose
  • alter the material in any way
  • copy or cut from any page or its HTML source code to the Windows™ clipboard (or equivalent on other platforms)

Please note that if you are visiting this website from a country other than the UK, that copyright laws in your country may be different.

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